Christian Falk, Head of football at Sportsbild, has provided an update on Liverpool’s pursuit of Jude Bellingham.
TRUE✅ it appeals to Bellingham to lead Liverpool out of the crisis https://t.co/mICSI37gnt
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 25, 2023
Falk was writing in his Caughtoffside column.
Reports suggested earlier in the week that Jude Bellingham joining Liverpool is not dependent on the Reds making the top four and qualifying for the Champions League this season.
Falk said in his column:
“I heard that Jude Bellingham is keeping a very close eye on what Liverpool are doing at the moment. I’ve been told nobody should think he’s a player that wouldn’t go to Liverpool because of the difficult situation they’re in. It’s the other way around – he’s actually the kind of guy who would love to go to a club where he can change their fortunes.
‘At Liverpool, he sees that the club is in need of him and that he can build something there, so that’s why the side remains an interesting option for him. As you see in the Premier League, they’re not massively far away from the Champions League places but it’s important to note that Champions League qualification isn’t a deal-breaker for Bellingham. Of course, it wouldn’t hurt Liverpool’s chances!
‘Jurgen Klopp’s already mentioned in his interviews that something has to change and it’s clear, when you see the positions in need of reinforcement, Liverpool need someone like Jude Bellingham.
Everyone’s talking about Liverpool’s defence; okay, they’re not brilliant at the moment but that’s connected with the role Bellingham would potentially play in front of the backline. He’s one player who could offer a multitude of solutions and would have an instant impact at Liverpool.
‘He’s the captain at Dortmund and if he goes to another club he might be one of many leading talents – at Liverpool he would be a leader from the first moment’.
The Athletic broke the news this week that some feel the Bellingham deal is “Liverpool’s to lose”.
They also reported that Jude Bellingham is a ‘huge admirer’ of Jurgen Klopp, encouraging news for Liverpool fans.